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Proverbs 25:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [It is] better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [It is] better to dwell in a corner of the house-top, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Better to dwell on the corner of the roof, than a quarrelsome wife, and a house in common.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Better to sit on a corner of a roof, Than [with] a woman of contentions, and a house of company.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop: than with a brawling woman, and in a common house.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top, then with a brawling woman, and in a wide house.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [It is] better to dwell on a corner of the roof, than with a railing woman in an open house.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [It is] better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[It is] better 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
to dwell 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
in x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the corner 6438
{6438} Prime
פִּנָּה
pinnah
{pin-naw'}
Feminine of H6434; an angle; by implication a pinnacle; figuratively a chieftain.
of the housetop, 1406
{1406} Prime
גָּג
gag
{gawg}
Probably by reduplication from H1342; a roof; by analogy the top of an altar.
than with a brawling y4079
[4079] Standard
מִדְיָן
midyan
{mid-yawn'}
A variation for H4066.
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
y4066
[4066] Standard
מָדוֹן
madown
{maw-dohn'}
From H1777; a contest or quarrel.
woman 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x4079
(4079) Complement
מִדְיָן
midyan
{mid-yawn'}
A variation for H4066.
and in a wide 2267
{2267} Prime
חֶבֶר
cheber
{kheh'-ber}
From H2266; a society; also a spell.
house. 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 25:24

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 21:9, Proverbs 21:19).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 25:24

_ _ This is the same with what he had said, Proverbs 21:9. Observe, 1. How those are to be pitied that are unequally yoked, especially with such as are brawling and contentious, whether husband or wife; for it is equally true of both. It is better to be alone than to be joined to one who, instead of being a meet-help, is a great hindrance to the comfort of life. 2. How those may sometimes be envied that live in solitude; as they want the comfort of society, so they are free from the vexation of it. And as there are cases which give occasion to say, “Blessed is the womb that has not borne,” so there are which give occasion to say, “Blessed is the man who was never married, but who lies like a servant in a corner of the house-top.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.
Proverbs 21:9 [It is] better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Proverbs 21:19 [It is] better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Proverbs 27:15-16 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. ... Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, [which] bewrayeth [itself].
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